interX provides simple and versatile solution for synchronous measurements and I/O operations
Under 1 millisecond unit to unit divergency
Max switching power 60W
Easy configurable via RS232 terminal
interX was originally developed as a measurement instrument for industrial
and trunk pipeline anodic or cathodic protection systems. interX allows
facilitate measurement of galvanic parameters (instant-off polarized
potentials, pipe-to-soil potential) across a wide range of timing cycles.
It is used to make synchronous disconnect and reconnect of
protection electrodes (anode or cathode) or rectifier's from/to buried
underground pipeline to perform measurements.
Required number of interX interrupters can be installed over miles of
pipeline without any distance or line of sight limitations. Being
programmed to the desired on/off time intervals all units will synchronously
perform the same operation cycles over predefined period of time.
This picture shows how interX can be connected to pipeline
anti-corrosion protection circuit. Having a number of interX being
connected the same way to electrodes over the pipeline and one connected
to the rectifier you will get ultimate solution to make required measurements
of the anti-corrosion protection system parameters. All interX devices will
disconnect electrode or rectifier from the pipeline exactly at the same
time and will connect them back again exactly at the same time. This will
continue during whole measurement period that can lasts a number of days.
During all this period synchronization between units will stay unchanged.
interX is now widely used by a number of companies providing galvanic
protection services worldwide.
interX utilization is not only limited to pipeline cathodic
protection systems. interX unique features based on integration of
GPS module and powerful IO controller on a single board can be widely used
in many other applications. We can customize interX boards for your
specific requirements. If you feel like interX is something you
are looking for or at least close to it, please do not hesitate to
Synchronous Operation with high precision without space and time limitations
interX units synchronization is based on GPS clock and GPS
pulse per second (PPS) output signal.
Maximal unit drift from GPS clock is configurable parameter.
It is inversely linked with battery power consumption and
thus with unit operation time before battery exhausted.
interX unit can be battery or external DC power operated
interX unit can work with any type of AA battery including
alkaline and accumulators.
In battery operated mode units can detect and indicate
LOW BATT state.
interX has a number of configurable parameters that defines
unit operation mode and timing
Parameters can be changed via RS232 terminal software.
Detailed information about interX unit parameters provided
in user manual.
interX unit is field upgradable.
It means that unit internal program - Firm Ware (FW) can be fully
upgraded by customer without any need to open unit or send
it to manufacturer.
Upon request and special agreement XDIMAX can develop and
provide unique customized FW to suite specific
end user requirements.
For additional information about customization please contact
XDIMAX technical support.
interX unit functionality can be extended with additional HW blocks
If the standard configuration of interX is not sufficient,
unit can be extended with following HW blocks